As mentioned a few days ago, I have been working with some of the Green Mustard Entertainment team to build a master database of “geek” pop culture events in the United States. As we inch closer and closer out of abstract and into concrete data – we are stumbling into a number.
Here’s where things stand: 510 in the database. 128 still need researching. That means there are (to our knowledge) 638 geek flavored pop culture events taking place in the United States in 2016… and I’m pretty sure we’re still missing a few. Also keep in mind that that number doesn’t reflect traveling events. For example, Wizard World is only listed once in that database – and they are at least a dozen events in the U.S.
NOT as interesting, though, as convention websites. MAN – talk about a wide variety of impossible ways to find information. You’d think a “Contact” section on a website would make sense – right? Nope. I found conventions with no email address; no contact form; no phone number; nothing. Understand, I wasn’t just “breezing over” the sites, either. I’d do some digging by way of looking at their registration forms and other various researching methods.
So there you go, United States of America. You have 638 anime/comic con events allegedly slated for next year – BUT STILL NO CONVENTION IN WYOMING.